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Laglace pleads guilty to single charge - remains in custody on pending matters

In Dawson Creek Provincial court on June 17.
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Remains in custody.

On Thursday Stacy Ray Laglace pled guilty to a charge of being unlawfully at large.

Laglace, 32 was charged in late December 2019, after he failed to appear at a Prince George RCMP station. He also pled guilty to a second charge of failing to comply with a release order by leaving a Vision Quest facility in Kamloops on November 17, 2020.

Laglace was noted to have been at a hotel in Dawson Creek, rather than Vision Quest, court heard.

No new dates will be added to his sentence, with 512 days already spent in custody and used as credit against 110 days.

11 new days were suggested for the first charge, and 25 days for the second charge, with 74 days left from the original sentence for the breaches, which stem from charges of driving while disqualified in November 2016 and failing to appear in court in September 2017. 

Laglace was arrested in Fort St. John in June 2020, during a shoplifting investigation at Walmart.

21 unrelated charges remain pending against Laglace, including aggravated assault, discharge a firearm with intent, kidnapping, and robbery, he remains in custody.

His lawyer, Matthew James, advised the court that Laglace has a history of intergenerational trauma, with two grandmothers who lived through the residential school system, noting his client is of Cree heritage in the Grand Prairie area.

tsummer@ahnfsj.ca